NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Colon Cancer, Version 1.2017
Part 5 is a treatment guide for colon
cancer that has spread to the liver or
lungs but not elsewhere. Treatment
options are partly based on whether
the metastasis was found at diagnosis
or recurrence. Treatment for other
metastases is discussed in Part 6.
The spread of cancer to distant sites—metastatic
disease—occurs in at least half of people with colon
cancer. Colon cancer most often spreads to the liver.
Among every 100 people with colon cancer, 20 to
34 people will have liver metastases at diagnosis.
Most options for liver metastases also apply to lung
What was the one thing I
needed most during those 10
awful days after diagnosis?
understand information about
treatment options, how to cope with
chemotherapy, radiation, depression,
anxiety, family—the list goes on.
And I needed someone to talk to
who understood my situation.
Survivor, Stage IV